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Red Sky Cafe

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1197 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Punta Gorda, United States
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family rented a house in Duck Landing. While we were waiting for the house to be ready, we ate lunch at Red Sky Cafe. Everything was delicious and the menu was varied enough to satisfy our four grand children aged 7 through 13, as well as 4 adults. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the quality of the... More 

Thank Barry S
Mendham, New Jersey
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been comping to Duck for 10 years. We have frequented Red Sky many times. The food and service has been suffering this year. We've been twice....... The service was very slow. Food was so so. The restaurant was extremely hot. The first time we went the excuse was the AC was slow to cool and the other night, the... More 

Thank Kris W
Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a nice stop for lunch while we were in Duck. The menu had great options and our meals were good. The decor was great and we had a nice view out onto Duck.

Thank TrinityTraveler13
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just about the best service and best food on the OBX. I had the shrimp and grits and can't stop dreaming about it. It was a truly delightful meal! Hoping to be able to partake of this wonderful meal again very soon!

Thank Pdq928
Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to Red Sky Cafe and have been there several times. The decor is lovely, simple and inviting. Dress is casual. The menu is interesting and always presents several delicious choices. The seafood is superb and everything tastes fresh, like you are in someone's home. It does not disappoint.

Thank Ruthane
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have not been in the area for a while until last week. We stopped in to have dinner and were not disappointed. The food and service were still on top. Stopped in on a Thursday evening around 7 without a reservation, although a table for 2 is usually not too difficult to find even though during the summer peak beach... More 

Thank Eric B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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232 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed back to Red Sky again this year during our annual family trip to Southern Shores, and once again, Red Sky delivered. The restaurant is comfortable and well designed, the service was prompt (sorry I can't remember our server's name, but he was super nice and helpful...he mentioned that he got his dog in Marshville, NC, in case he's... More 

Thank Louis59
Lancaster, VA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife heard about the Red Sky from the Hampton Roads Show. Mike was our waiter and he was great. Very personable and attentive. Made great suggestions. The food was great. I had the seafood trio which was very good. My wife had the stuffed lobster that was a special of the day. I tried some of it. My wife... More 

Thank CDavis258
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant in Duck. We had the fish taco and chicken quesadilla with the sky house salad. Hmmmm. Satisfying, delicious, reasonable, great service. The locals eat here. This is a definite yes!

Thank DMZ56
Duck, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress Rosita was very helpful reviewing specials. My Mahi fish tacos were quite good. The ingredients were served separately on a platter allowing one to create mixture of choice toppings. My wife's Ceasar with grilled chicken was simple but satisfying.

Thank NEPA123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1197 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4560
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Duck
  • Phone Number: 12522618646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?